AIADMK meets Governor, seeks CBI probe

AIADMK General Secretary Edappadi K Palaniswami on Tuesday called on Tamil Nadu Governor R N Ravi and demanded that he take action against the ruling DMK over the Kallakurichi hooch tragedy.

The former chief minister, who led a delegation of his party legislators and advocate-wing members, met Ravi at Raj Bhavan here and submitted a memorandum on the alleged failure of the DMK government in containing the brewing and sale of illicit arrack, he said.

Governor Ravi assured him that appropriate action would be taken based on his memorandum, Palaniswami later told reporters.

Wondering aloud if there has been intelligence failure on spurious liquor consumption in Kallakurichi which claimed 60 lives, Palaniswami reiterated that DMK president and Chief Minister M K Stalin should take responsibility for the loss of lives in the hooch tragedy and step down.

“The affected people will not get justice if any investigating agency under the state government probes it. Stalin should own moral responsibility over the deaths and resign immediately,” Palaniswami said.